Doug Legursky Says He Is Done Dealing With Ignorant People On Twitter

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Doug Legursky announced Saturday evening on Twitter that he is done with the social media platform due to his inability to deal with ignorant people.


So what was it that caused Lergursky to get so fired up? Well, it might stem from a reaction that he received on his Facebook page after he posted a video last month that might have implied that the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting that took place in December was a hoax. Legursky did post the apology below on his Facebook page earlier on Saturday.

I have reopened the site for the weekend to let everyone know my final thoughts before closing this site.
Most importantly, I apologize if i have offended anyone by posting a video of a possible hoax involving SHEM. I DID NOT, in anyway mean to suggest that i was a supporter of those opinions, or that the event did not happen. All of the families involved have my deepest sympathy and prayers.
Secondly-Over the short while of having this site ive come to two conclusions . One, that people expect and want to hear your opinions, thoughts, and feelings. and two, that those same people (some, not all) are cruel, and hateful in response to those opinions, thoughts and feeling. I am choosing not to participate any further with this site, that has become far to negative and harmful than positive and productive. This will be my last post on this page. I will be shutting the site down on Monday. Thank you for your support! GOD BLESS

The video that seems to be in question is below and it was posted to Legursky\’s Facebook page on December 17th, just a few days after the Sandy Hook shooting took place.

Legursky, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, is not the most active person on Twitter and Facebook, but he has been vocal as of late on Twitter about gun laws. He hails from Beckley, West Virginia and is known as an outdoorsman type.

The Marshall product has now realized how dangerous it is to post about religion and politics on his social media sites. People love to be offended these days and it appears that he offended quite a few when you read through the comments on both Twitter and Facebook.

Will Legursky return to social media? It is hard to say, but he should get used to using the block button more. Fans like interaction with players, but it appears that Legursky is done interacting with fans, especially the ignorant ones. I feel his pain sometimes.

  • I would have preferred to see him use the “block button” on the football field a little more often.

  • Bob Loblaw

    There go his dreams of being a Hanes sponsor.

  • Sylky_Mcnasty

    Maybe he and mendy can start their own website.

  • Maybe people just need to stop getting so butt-hurt about what they read on the internet in the first place…

  • What a drama queen. I have his fan page liked, but I’ve never seen any of his posts. The first one I’ve ever seen was the one posted above where he’s whining about negativity towards controversial subjects, calling people ignorant and withdrawing from social media. I mean, what did he expect would happen when he brought up religion and politics? There’s only one reason this guy has a fan page. He should stick to talking about football, and leave the other subjects to professionals that aren’t so thin skinned toward people with opposite views.

  • Bob Loblaw

    I take offense to this.

  • mokhkw

    Reported. 😀

  • mokhkw

    Reported 😀

  • Maurice_hill_district

    You beat me to it, damn 🙂

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Yep crying like a drama queen. “There’s no crying in football!”

  • steeltown

    While I enjoy posting, commenting and debating about sports, especially my Steelers on SteelersDepot and previously on the NFL website and others, I myself do not partake in twitter or fbook. I did at one point have fbook page, but found it to be trivial, besides speaking with and exchanging photos with family that live out of state (which can be done by normal personal email) I think social media is all pretty mind numbing and impersonal and in some ways is contributing to the dumbing of America, not to mention giving children access to things that they should not… or should I say gives others access to our children

  • mikey hoek

    when you openly discuss POLITICS, it’s a no win situation.

    Never discuss money, politics, religion, the big trio.

    And never criticoze your friend’s wife and their kids; those are sacred. Life learned.

  • Kenneth Wilt

    Twitter is an invitation of people into your life who you neither know, trust, or even like. I am on twitter, but rarely post my opinions because I really don’t care what others think about my political or social issue opinions. I won’t post them because I don’t care to be threatened from either side of the aisle.